Sunday, August 5, 2007

One-armed Hanky Boy

Blogging hiatus is due to spending the week with my favorite In-Laws. We're having a blast and I promise to post some pictures soon...

So, in the span of two minutes the following conversations occur between me and A:

I'm in the bathroom putting away towels and A comes in and says, "Mom?"


"Yes, A." (We're the only two people awake, let alone the only two people in the bathroom, but he always insists on knowing that I'm ready for the conversation.)

"I think it would be neat to only have one arm."

"Is that so?" (What is on the television?)

"Yeah, but you couldn't do that neat twisty spaghetti thing with the spoon and fork if you only had one arm." (Obviously you've given this some thought.)



And...



I hand him a pile of new underwear.

"I needed new underwear?"

"Yes. The other day when we were at the zoo I noticed you picking your butt, so I figured maybe it was time for a new pair."

He giggles and says, "They're just white."

"I know. Once you get over an 8 or so they don't come in colors, I guess. I looked all over the store." Trust me, I did look all over the store.

"W has colored ones and they are Hankies."

I bust out laughing at the fact that W, a 13 year old friend of ours whom we spent two weeks with this summer, doesn't even know he is wearing colored HANKIES.

I say, "Hankies? I think the brand is Hanes! Hanes."

8 comments:

Tricia said...

Funny!! Isn't it cute what they can come up with? Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Amy said...

Ah, the twisty spaghetti conundrum!

Tell A. that if he practices really hard, he can learn to twist the spaghetti off the plate (though it's easier in a bowl) with no spoon using just one hand. Then he can amaze his friends and be prepared just in case he one day loses an arm.

T with Honey said...

Just don't send him to college with colored underwear. Or at least teach him how to wash them properly.

I had a guy friend that ended up with what I call tie-dyed underwear. He would BLEACH his colored underwear because he though that is what he had to do to properly sanitize them. And he poured the bleach directly into the wash machine before it had filled with water. The result was a tie-dye like bleaching of the colored underwear.

penguinsandladybugs said...

too funny!! you asked about me doing sweet monday--I got that idea from your blog--I haven't started one yet :)

penguinsandladybugs said...

I would love to hear more about what you've done with Sweet Monday/Sweet Tuesday...maybe how you started it in the first place. You are welcome to email me at penguinsandladybugs (at) gmail (dot) come!

Leslie said...

Enjoyed your stories of super A.

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